MANILA, Philippines – Senate President Franklin Drilon has overtaken former Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) Director General Joel Villanueva for the number one spot in the latest partial, official tally of the 2016 senatorial elections.
This is according to the second canvass report released by the Commission on Elections (Comelec) on Monday, May 16.
Below are the top 15 Senate bets in the partial, official tally based on 121 out of 166 Certificates of Canvass (COCs):
|2||VILLANUEVA, Joel Tesdaman||18,212,639|
|4||LACSON, Panfilo Ping||16,687,586|
|12||DE LIMA, Leila||13,894,048|
|14||OSMEÑA, Sergio III||12,467,678|
The total number of COCs includes the one for local absentee voting results.
Meanwhile, the COCs from Laguna and Southern Leyte remain under investigation due to problems found in the COCs transmitted to the Comelec, sitting as the National Board of Canvassers.
The ranking of the top 12 bets in the latest partial, official count is now the same as that in the unofficial count via the Comelec Transparency Server as of Monday afternoon.
On Monday, lawyers of some Senate bets in the top 12 asked the Comelec to already proclaim the winners. They said that the remaining votes to be canvassed would not affect the ranking anymore.
But a lawyer representing Francis Tolentino, who is currently in 13th place, objected to this manifestation, arguing that all votes should be canvassed before proclamation.
The poll body expects to finish the canvassing of votes and proclaim the winners either by Tuesday, May 17, or Thursday, May 19.
Here is the rest of the partial, official tally:
|16||DOMAGOSO, Isko Moreno||10,961,637|
|18||PETILLA, Carlos Jericho||6,836,097|
|24||LACSAMANA, Alma Moreno||2,373,759|
|29||KAPUNAN, Atty. Lorna||1,795,251|
|37||KIRAM, Princess Jacel||932,918|
|39||PALPARAN, Jovito Jr.||828,888|
|40||PAEZ, Mr. Coop||788,581|